Making art

Blog posts about making comic and illustration art. Work in progress, creative process, design, art tools. The works.

Digital sketch of a cartoon frog in a space suit holding a laser gun.

Drawing, writing, drawing writing

March 2, 2024 | Blog

Lately I’ve been oscillating between writing a new comic story, experimenting with watercolour, and drawing an adventurous space frog. This is a sketch in Procreate, I’ll ink and colour it later. I’ve taken a break from drawing this frog to work on some title text for it in Affinity Designer. The comic writing is coming […]

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Mark Manson on progress

Mark Manson on progress

February 2, 2023 | Blog

“Learning can feel like progress, even when it’s not progress.” – Mark Manson

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The howling abyss

The howling abyss

January 9, 2023 | Blog

As we tumble into the howling abyss that is 2023, it’s time for a little (forced) reflection. It’s what all the cool kids are doing this time of year. So on with it – what did I make last year?

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Design a party llama birthday invite

April 20, 2022 | Blog

How to create a llama postcard style birthday invitation.

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Illustration of the grim reaper saying "I've got yer back." Full colour version.

How to draw the Grim Reaper

March 23, 2022 | Blog

How to draw a cartoon art grim reaper. Death never looked so good.

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Throwback Thursday! The Job Hunt

August 5, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday, to when the cartoonist was looking for a job, and was very stressed because of it.

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Throwback Thursday! The Layoff

July 29, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday to when the cartoonist got laid off from his day job, and then made a comic about it.

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Crows Be Prepared

Throwback Thursday! Crows Be Prepared

July 22, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday! Art from the archives this week is Crows Be Prepared, where our avian friends prepare for the end of the world.

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Time for a Back Pat

July 20, 2021 | Blog

A quick congratulations to you for finishing that thing you’ve been working on. Good job.

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Throwback Thursday! Crows and the Zika Virus

July 15, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday, to a comic in which the Crows discuss the Zika Virus. Also, comic character design, and hand lettering digital comics.

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